KarenHalse

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  1. count sheet

    It sounds like "count sheets" are still being kept as part of the record...is this true. I haven't seen that in awhile. We count, but we do not keep a count record.
  2. Implant logs....

    Interesting....in the last 4 hospitals I have worked at they don't. The hospital I am currently at does but why? Especially if it is not a requirement. We put in in the pt. record, the doc's progress note and of course the charge slip. Thanks for t...
  3. Implant logs....

    Does your hospital still keep implant logs? Thanks :)
  4. Travel

    Jason, there are some travel agencies that specialize in "OR" people but there are so many travel agencies now. It's really more of where do you want to go and who has contracts there. There is alot of difference in what the agencies offer and pay. I...
  5. What's up with RNs who refuse to scrub?

    Jason, I have really found it depends on what hospital you are at, but most times they like that you can scrub and circulate. As far as taking a job scrubbing, the more experience the better. At least one full year rotating through all specialties i...
  6. Travel

    Shodobe, I can certainly understand your interest. In my home town, (Melbourne, Fl), the larger of the hospitals pays 3/hr for CNOR, (They are also a magnet hospital). Another hospital pays 1.75/hr for CNOR and to the OR nurses 1.25 for ACLS. Lastl...
  7. Travel

    Before you travel you should get at least two yrs experience and try to have a mix of specialties, not just general surgery..I found that ortho and neuro is mostly wanted. Also, learn to scrub...there are more jobs for nurses that scrub and circulate...
  8. Where is everyone from?

    Hi there, I an a native Floridian and although I maintain a permanent home in Palm Bay, I am currently working a travel gig in B'ham, Al. I will be home for the winter....YEA! I circulate OR, have nursed for 29 yrs (many different areas) and I am ...
  9. O.R. Orientation

    I think there is a little misunderstanding about scrubbing and "my opinion". The hospital that I trained at which was Humana in Huntsville, Al. did little to encourage an RN to scrub. They were just too cheap and it was to easy and "cost effective" t...
  10. What's up with RNs who refuse to scrub?

    I think it is obvious that there are many opinions that we all have. But, from Scrub Techs being cheaper to use that RN's...(and this is not a put down to either), Scrub Tech's are cheaper. I have worked with some excellent Scrub Tech's as well a...
  11. Cnor

    I was not that impressed with the class. It lasted for 2 full days and we couldn't ask one question. Also, I felt that she did give some good information but she mostly read to us... No, I didn't sign up to take it yet but I need to. I have taken a t...
  12. OR Attire

    I would like to know if anyone of you have to provide your own scrubs for the OR. I interviewed for the OR in B'ham (travel job)and I was told I would have to provide my own scrubs. I thought this was unusual...I didn't think to ask about laundry and...
  13. O.R. Orientation

    Hey, OR MAN, thanks for the reply. Everyone has their own opinion and maybe if I scrubbed I would agree with you. But, I don't and it seems even if I wanted to, here in the south that has been pretty much out of the question. In Huntsville, where I ...
  14. B'ham

    Thanks for the reply. Ihave decided to takae a travel job there...larger hospital and OR than I am used to but I am really looking forward to it...
  15. O.R. Orientation

    I think it is interesting to read the replies to this question. When I was training in the OR I had to learn it with another nurse that was experienced. No classroom instruction at all. I did not learn to scrub and have never really wanted to eithe...